A record number of people biked through Queens on Sunday as part of the Fourth Annual Tour de Queens. Around 2,000 bicyclists were joined by mascot Mr. Met, State Senator Michael Gianaris of Astoria and Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson for the event.
“Bicycling is truly a five-borough phenomenon,” said Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives. “Thousands of people proved that in Queens yesterday as they rolled through 20 miles of New York’s largest borough for the fourth year in a row.”
“There are a record number of people participating in this amazing event, which is sending the message that biking is good all around,” said Gianaris. “It’s healthier, it’s better for the environment, it’s better for the community.”
The riders visited the neighborhoods of Corona, Forest Hills, Glendale, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Sunnyside, Woodside and Jackson Heights, with a rest stop in Forest Park.
The event was sponsored by LaGuardia Community College, Brooklyn Brewery, the New York Mets, RCN, Worksman Cycles, Spokesman Cycles, Clif Bar, and the Queens Museum of Art.